The dark, cold days of winter can be tough on your indoor plants, especially if insects decide to make your plants their winter home! But don’t fret if your plants are plagued with yellow or speckled leaves from the bugs. There are some simple and effective ways to manage the insects.
Soap and water
Getting rid of the insects could be as simple as using a little soap and water! First, try washing them away with a strong stream of water. You can also use an insecticidal soap or make one yourself using dish detergent and water. Detergent free of additives and perfumes works best. Repeat as needed.
For a larger infestation, try neem oil. Neem oil not only has insecticidal properties but is also a fungicide with systemic benefits, meaning the plant absorbs the neem so it can control insects it doesn’t directly contact. According to the Environmental Protection Association (EPA), neem is safe for use on vegetables and food plants as well as decorative plants.
Call a professional
If your insect problem persists after you have tried these home remedies, it’s time to call a professional. Here at Blue Ridge Termite & Pest Management Group we are fully prepared to take any pest issue you may have and eliminate it completely. With our extensive knowledge of the bugs we work with, our pest control service gets the job done right the first time, every time, using eco-friendly options where applicable. Contact us today for more information.